Living On The Lake In Prehistoric Europe / Edition 1

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Overview

The chance discovery in 1854 of a prehistoric lake village on Lake Zurich triggered what we now call the 'lake-dwelling phenomenon'. One hundred and fifty years of research and animated academic disputes have transformed the phenomenon into one of the most reliable sources of information in wetland archaeology.

This definitive volume provides an overview of the development of lake village studies, explores the impact of a range of scientific techniques on the settlements and considers how the public can relate to this evocative and exciting branch of archaeology. It explains how the multidisciplinary research context has significantly improved our knowledge of prehistoric wetland communities, from an environmental as well as a cultural perspective.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415317191
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/19/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Francesco Menotti is research associate at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford University. His field of expertise is later European prehistory with a special emphasis in places upon wetland and underwater archaeology.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction : the lake-dwelling phenomenon and wetland archaeology 1
1 Lake-dwelling studies in Switzerland since 'Meilen 1854' 9
2 Lake-dwellings in South-Western Germany : history of research and contemporary perspectives 22
3 Lake-dwelling research in France : from climate to demography 36
4 Prehistoric lacustrine villages on the Austrian lakes : past and recent research developments 50
5 Past the present lake-dwelling studies in Slovenia : Ljubljansko barje (the Ljubljana Marsh) 69
6 150 years of lake-dwelling research in Northern Italy 83
7 The development of wetland archaeology in Britain 98
8 Dendrochronology in lake-dwelling research 117
9 The contribution of palaeoclimatology to the lake-dwellings 132
10 Bones as a key for reconstructing the environment, nutrition and economy of the lake-dwelling societies 144
11 Archaeobotany : a vital tool in the investigation of lake-dwellings 162
12 Underwater archaeology : lake-dwellings below the water surface 178
13 Wetland archaeology and computers 194
14 Displacement, readaptation and cultural continuity : a lake-dwelling perspective 207
15 Lake-dwelling museums : academic research and public information 221
16 Experimental and applied archaeology in lake-dwelling research 237
17 Crossing the boundaries : changes in professional archaeology within wetland studies 251
Conclusions : the importance of lake-dwellings in European prehistory 267
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